HTC One X+ vs HTC One X: Siblings at War

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HTC quietly added a new Android smartphone – One X+ to its already existing smartphone lineup early this month. One X+ as the name indicates, the handset is the successor of the Taiwanese handset vendor’s flagship smartphone – HTC One X, which was unveiled during the Mobile World Congress 2012 in February and released in Q2 in India for a price of Rs 36,000 approximately.

On the exterior, the new smartphone looks quite similar to the One X with a change in the color scheme and Beats insignia. However, it has many internal changes as it is a revamped version of the handset.

When speaking about both the smartphones and their availability in the Indian market, HTC has released the 16GB version of One X for a price of Rs 31,299 and the online retailer infibeam has the handset at this price tag. Earlier, only a 32GB version of the smartphone was available. Check goProbo.com to know more about online pricing of HTC One X.

On other hand, when it comes to the new offering – One X+, HTC is in plans to release the handset during Diwali this year, which is in mid-November. A recent EEYTimes report claims that HTC will release the One X successor in order to achieve scoring sales during the festive season. However, the pricing of the smartphone is not disclosed.

Hence, those consumers who are looking to buy an HTC smartphone this festive season and are confused between the choice of One X+ and One X, here is a comparison between the two models to clear all your doubts. Have a look at the spec showdown below!

Dimensions & Weight: One X+ boasts a dimension of 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs in at 135 grams while One X carries a dimension of 134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9mm and weighs in at 130 grams.

Display: In this segment, both One X+ and One X pack a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Processor: On the processor front, One X+ is powered by a faster quad core 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 AP37 processor and One X has a quad core 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset.

Operating System: While the One X+ runs on Google’s latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box, One X, which was initially released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich received the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in September.

When it comes to features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the platform is packed with a plethora of new features including Project Butter, which offers faster, smoother and responsive performance, on-screen navigation buttons, expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable App Widgets functionality, high resolution contact photos, Android Beam app and more.

Camera: On the camera optics front, both the smartphones have 8MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection, however, when it comes to front camera, One X+ has a better 1.6MP front camera while One X has a 1.3MP camera.

Storage: In this segment, One X+ has 64GB internal storage accompanied with 1GB RAM whereas One X has 32GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. As mentioned above, the predecessor is now available in 16GB variant as well.

However, both the smartphones lack a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the handsets offer Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, HSDPA and HSUPA networks support. Further, the successor has NFC and 4G LTE connectivity features.

Battery: One X+ is loaded with a 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery delivering 6 hours of talk time while HTC One X is powered by a 1,800 mAh Li-ion battery delivering talk time for more than 8 hours.

Verdict

Both One X+ and One X are Android smartphone kings from the Taiwanese handset manufacturer and hence they have similar software features and user experience. However, being a revamped version, One X+ has four major improvements including faster processor, increased internal storage capacity, bigger battery and 4G support. Moreover, like any other HTC smartphone, both One X+ and One X come with the Beats Audio integration and Sense UI.

However, as One X+ is yet to be released, expert feedback on the performance and pricing factor is still awaited on the same and hence we will have to wait and watch till the official release of the successor handset to device to witness how is it better in functionalities as compared to the predecessor.

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